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2013 Engineering Lecture Series: From Failing Grades to Future Systems
The 2013 Engineering Lecture Series examines our national and regional infrastructure up close. From road and rail networks to water and sewer conduits to national power and natural gas grids, life is dependent on systems.
Join us for this first in a series of three lectures discussing the future of the transportation system in our region.
From Failing Grades to Future Systems
Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Greg Miller, Professor and Department Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering.
In Washington state, 366 of our bridges have been identified as structurally deficient and 10% of our roads are rated "poor" with many others in decline. Restoring and improving our infrastructure will take more than just money. Hear how the infrastructure of today was conceived and built, and examine the needed policy, funding and innovation to move us into the future. Join us to learn more about this grand challenge.
Visit UWalum.com/engineering to learn more about this fascinating and important lecture series.